This is the audio from the May 2, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“But just as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us — see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
Our “Lifestyle of Prayer” emphasis this week will focus on some areas that God says we should excel in. What are some things that you are good at doing? Are there things that others say you excel in? How much work, or effort, is usually required to excel in a given area? This week’s prayer focus will use a list of things that Paul states the Corinthian Christians excel in, or need to excel in. Paul’s letter was not only written to the Corinthians, but as scripture it is useful to us for training in all righteousness. As you pray this week, ask God to give you His grace and the courage necessary to excel in the things that matter to Him. Pray that you would be diligent applying each day’s topic to your life with the work necessary for you to become good at it. Pray that your pursuit of excelling in these areas would come from the very source and foundation of all things excellent — Jesus Christ.
“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’”
Luke 17:5 (NIV)
Pray for the humility required to admit you need God’s help in learning how to excel in faith. As you pray for God to increase your faith, look for the situations He will give that requires your trust of Him to grow. Pray that your trust of God would cause others to know you as one who excels in faith.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.